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RE: [ANN] Sarissa XML-JavaScript library version 0.9b3 release

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Thank you -- that clarifies your intent.  It sounds like you want to allow
your script to be used by a system that itself is not GPL (or even open
source); if so then it looks like the LGPL is more like what you want.
Incorporating the script into a web page and serving it up to a user agent
where it is run is not "mere aggregation"; in my understanding, "mere
aggregation" would be putting it on a CDROM along with a sample copy of
Paint Shop Pro and gluing it to the front of a magazine.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Emmanuil Batsis (Manos) [mailto:mbatsis@n...] 
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 1:18 AM
To: Klotz, Leigh
Cc: 'XML Dev'
Subject: Re:  [ANN] Sarissa XML-JavaScript library version 0.9b3

Klotz, Leigh wrote:

> As I understand it, the LGPL would allow a web page author or system
> to use sarissa provided
> the web page or system allowed the user to substitute a different version
> sarissa.  This might
> be a little easier on the system side, a little harder on the "ASP" side.

I'm not sure I follow you here.

> It's a lot less clear to me what the GPL means in this context, though.
> I write a back-end server
> system and use sarissa in a web page delivered to the browser, at what
> do I draw the line
> for GPL applying to the server system?

To tell you the truth, I don't really know as I'm not a lawyer. I don't 
expect the server side stuff to be effected but I may be wrong. Read the 
license. Some points that may interest you are:

In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the Program
with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) on a volume of
a storage or distribution medium does not bring the other work under
the scope of this License.


   10. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free
programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the 
author to ask for permission.

If any open source project team sees licensing problems with Sarissa, I 
will hapilly provide permission to them to do what they wish with the 
code. It's just a script after all, nothing ultra cool or something.

Hope this helps.


> Thanks,
> Leigh.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Emmanuil Batsis (Manos) [mailto:mbatsis@n...] 
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 8:20 AM
> To: XML Dev
> Subject:  [ANN] Sarissa XML-JavaScript library version 0.9b3
> released
> Sarissa is a JavaScript library that provides a cross-browser interface 
> to DOM extentions, XSLT, XMLHTTP and XPath functionality for IE and 
> Mozilla (or Moz-based) browsers.
> Free under the GPL. This version fixes some stuff that where broken for 
>    Mozilla 1.4.
> Online docs:
> http://sarissa.sourceforge.net/
> SF project page (dist, forum etc):
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/sarissa/

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